On Tuesday, the Supreme Judicial Court ruled in Commonwealth v. Augustine that the Massachusetts constitution prohibits law enforcement officials from gathering cellphone records that track individuals’ locations without first obtaining a search warrant from a state judge. Harvard Law School’s Cyberlaw Clinic, which provides pro-bono legal services to clients in matters involving the Internet, technology […]
Q&A with Margaret Marshall, who wrote the landmark state ruling allowing gays to wed On Nov. 18, 2003, the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court published its landmark 4-3 decision in Goodridge v. Department of Public Health, which declared that the state constitution did not legally exclude gays and lesbians from marrying. The ruling made Massachusetts […]
The 2013 Ames Moot Court competition was held at Harvard Law School on Oct. 23. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg ’56-’58 presided at the Ames final round. She was joined by Judge Merrick B. Garland ’77 of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit and Judge Ilana Diamond Rovner of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit.
The average week for a typical law school student involves poring over a list of daunting cases and deconstructing complicated arguments. But on Oct. 30, the work of three Harvard Law School students included something else: an appearance in federal court. The students, who are part of the School’s Veterans Legal Clinic, stood before the U.S. Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims last Wednesday to argue for the rights of their client, a decorated U.S. Army veteran.
Harvard Law School Professor Vicki Jackson marked her appointment to the Thurgood Marshall Professorship of Constitutional Law with an Oct. 3 lecture titled “Proportionality and Judging in American Constitutionalism.” In her introduction of Jackson, Dean Martha Minow said, “What an enormous thrill that the very first holder of this chair, named for Supreme Court Associate […]